[waw-ter-leyd, wot-er-]
adjective Ropemaking.
noting a rope laid left-handed from three or four plain-laid ropes, in the making of which water was used to wet the fibers instead of the more customary oil or tallow.


Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To waterlaid
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: waterjet
Next Definition: waterlander
Words Near: waterlaid
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for waterlaid
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing waterlaid
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature